Words that are full of spirit and life

Joseph F. Smith preached,

“The spirit, power and authority by which [the Bible] is written cannot be found within its lids, nor derived from it… If by reading and believing the Bible this authority could be obtained, all who read and believed would have it—one equally with another…The Bible itself is but the dead letter, it is the spirit that giveth life.” (Journal of Discourses, vol. 19, 190)

Jesus doesn’t think with that dichotomy. Jesus says:

“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” (John 6:63, ESV)

NIV: “they are full of the Spirit and life.”

And Peter says,

“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (6:68)